Karori Arts & Crafts (KACC) welcomes new members. We foster artistic expression across a diverse range of arts and crafts that feature in this website. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in arts and crafts or any of our special interest groups. You do not have to be a Karori resident to join KACC, we have members from all over Wellington and the greaterWellington region.

If you enjoy working in a fun, social environment that encourages creativity in:
  • art: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, mixed media, paper crafts, collage, calligraphy and bookmaking
  • craft: quilting/patchwork, embroidery, knitting, crochet, book binding/making, or textile art  - think about joining us.
The majority of our activities are untutored groups which already have the skills required in their chosen art or craft. The remainder of the weekly activities focus on art classes that cover beginners through to intermediate level artists. These classes run in 8 week blocks see our class and activities page for more information. Workshops are open to members and non-members with approximately 3-4 each term on offer.  We have a range of Children's Art classes on Mon, Tues and Thurs after-school these focus on drawing, painting, printmaking and 3D sculpture with a different focus each term.  More details feature on our class and activities page and we operate a waiting list for any classes that are full each term.

Happy New Year arts and crafters and those who aspire to be. In addition to our untutored groups we have a range of classes and workshops for adults and children coming up this term see our classes and activities page for more details. we are also launching a new membership type this year for families that allows children to come to our monthly kids club and get priority placement on our school hoiday workshops for teenagers and children. Contact Margaret on 476-6817 for pricing as it varies according to familty size. Grandparents can also join with their grandchildren if they want to support their artistic development. This is also a great time of year to join our club and help cultivate your creative life - maintain a work/volunteer-life balance. You can try a hobby you have always wanted to pursue, we have classes during the day, some at night and weekend workshops all designed to help you.

We received some exciting news this week that KACC Children's Art programme has been awarded a most popular children's activity in 2015 from  Active Activities.

We have a fantastic Camera Club as well who meet fortnightly on a Wednesday night from 7.30-9.30pm they have a range of interesting speakers and practical field trips and are all generous with sharing their knowledge with you.



A popular workshop from last year was Baltimore Quilting that involves a lot if detailed and intricate hand stitching, Fyvie Murray ran a series of four workshops late 2014 and early 2015 on this topic. The photo below shows the group decision-making exercise reagrding Helena Hawke's Baltimore Quilt blocks. . After many months of work Helena is trying to decide how to arrange the various blocks to best effect. There were lots of different opinions and animated discussion that I suspect left Helena more confused than when she began. Helena and Fyvie belongs to a craft and quilt group that meet every Wednesday from 9.30am to 12.30pm, though some people stay on until 4pm to get more work done.

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